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Corruption in Haiti is still rampant—and the US-backed regime of President Michel Martelly still uses the political toolbox developed by the Duvaliers to control the country.

Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

There could soon be a trade alliance between Beijing, Moscow and Berlin—but you wouldn’t know it from the triumphal tone in Washington.

ISIS strike

Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.

The 2014 NATO Summit closed on Friday with one main accomplishment: the increased militarization and institutionalization of a new Cold War.

As world leaders fail to end the bloodletting in Gaza, it is up to civil society to demand justice for Palestinians.

Piece of MH17

To understand the present crisis over downed Malaysian flight MH17, we need to look at the roots of the new Cold War.

Blogs

The country's late dictator leaves behind a 1-million-strong diaspora unlikely to ever return home.

October 23, 2014

The only thing Poroshenko has going for him is that Putin wants him to stay in power.

October 16, 2014

Ukraine’s president is angling to get his new political party a majority of seats in Parliament later this month.

October 3, 2014

The former secretary of state and President Obama seem to be struggling with the whole “when in the course of human events…” thing.

September 16, 2014

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014

“We are in the classic fog of war,” says Stephen Cohen.

August 27, 2014

When Chancellor Merkel meets with President Petro Poroshenko, she’s going to want something in return

August 21, 2014

The New Cold War has arrived, and the Washington hawks are unprepared. 

July 30, 2014

Only Putin knows. But he also knows he doesn’t have to fear a US or NATO military response.

July 25, 2014

In Russia and in the US, the media play the blame game. 

July 22, 2014